Do you struggle with what to pick up at the thrift stores for your home? This is my haul and why I picked them up and how I would use them in decorating. Welcome to thrift haul one!
One of the things I get asked about all the time is thrifting and how to know what to pick up to decorate a home. It is one of my favorite topics.
Every thrift trip is going to be different and sometimes you will walk away with nothing. That is one of my favorite things about it. You never know what you are going to find. The thrill of the hunt is what keeps me going back again and again. I like to decorate our home with a ton of charm and character and thrifted finds adds that in subtle and easy ways.
My goal with sharing these thrifted hauls is to inspire you to shop your thrift stores, give you ideas for what to pick up and how to use it, and help you think outside of the box when you are decorating your home.
Let’s get to this thrift haul!
I LOVE baskets. They come in all shapes, sizes, and different functions. I loved the patina on this basket and the fact that it was a hanging basket. Hanging baskets are functional for so many spaces. You can store things in them but they also make beautiful display baskets. Add some stems, flowers, greenery to them and hang them on the front door, in the entry, or on a wall. They are so versatile. I pick them up whenever I find them.
If you have been following me for any amount of time, you will know that my favorite color is green. When I saw this green glass pitcher, I had to grab it. Not only did the color grab my attention but the shape and design of this pitcher made me so happy. When I am shopping at thrift stores and come across something I haven’t seen before, I typically take it home. Pitchers are great for drinks, but I also love to display stems and things in them like a vase.
This vintage French milk bottle was so good. It had a lot of great graphics on it and was another great piece to put stems/florals/greenery in. I like decorating with unexpected items in our home. I think it adds charm and character. Items that are vintage, have a great look, AND can be used as a vessel or some other way, will always come home with me.
The wood top decor was not vintage but the size was great to put on a shelf or mantel. The colors would not fit in our home but it was a great piece to paint to fit our style. If the color isn’t your style it, paint it or sand it down if it is wood and leave the raw wood look.
Finding unique items to add to the decor in little spaces and shelves is one of my favorite things. This perfume bottle was so pretty. It would make a cute statement on a riser, shelf, mantel, or silver tray on a dresser. You don’t have to always look for large pieces. Sometimes, it is a small piece like this what can bring a space or area in your home together.
Vintage school items are a definite “yes” for me. This vintage school bell is a great piece to add height to any vignette in an unexpected way.
These antique scuttles are beautiful and can be used all year round. They are amazing with winter greenery or pinecones in them during the winter months but can look jus as great (but in a different way) with spring stems and flowers in them. My mom had these in our home growing up so they are a little nostalgic for me too. Anything with vintage copper or brass always tugs at my decorating heart. I grab these whenever I see them.
Anything on a stand is good for decorating. This vintage Oneida Silverware piece is also a great piece to hold change and jewelry at the end of the day. It would be fun with vintage game pieces in it too just for display.
Antique wood and metal are a good combination. I LOVED this piece. I think it was maybe a seat of some kind at one point. It doesn’t matter what it was because I saw it as a stand or riser for decorating.
I love to add wood in different ways to our home and these natural wood bowls had organic shapes and were great colors. Another great option to collect change or keys at the end of the day. Wood pieces like this add warmth to a space and the “not perfect” shape of them make a perfect natural decor for a space.
Mixing different styles and eras is fun when decorating your home. This wood statue has a mid-mod feel and look and would be a great, tall addition to any vignette or bookshelf display.
Whenever I share these hauls, I love to hear what your favorite find was. In this thrift haul one, what was your favorite?
I would also love to hear if you find these posts helpful. Does it help you to look at things differently or give you ideas to take with you next time you are in the thrift store?
I have also been asked many times if I would sell my finds so I have started a shop page where you can shop my thrifted finds. I launch new items every Wednesday at noon, central time. You can find my shop page HERE.
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